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  The Jousting Tournament in Medieval Times
In a tournament a knight could enjoy all the excitement, danger and glory of war, with none of the dirt, flies, disease or discomfort.
Tournaments were generally viewed with disapproval by the Church because they distracted the knights from the crusades, and by the state because of the unwarranted loss of life.
The other form of jousting in the practice tournament was "riding at the rings", the surviving form of jousting with which we are most concerned.
www.nationaljousting.com /history/medieval.htm   (1282 words)

 Tournament (medieval) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tournament from the Codex Manesse, depicting the mêlée
Tournaments could include the mêlée, a general fight where the knights were divided between two sides, and later, jousting, a single combat of two knights tilting at each other.
For the Jousts of Peace held at Windsor Park in 1278 the sword-blades are of whalebone and parchment, silvered; the helms are of boiled leather and the shields of light timber.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tournament_(medieval)   (1775 words)

 Of the Undertaking of a Tournament
The principal differences between the tournament mode of engagement and the judicial duel, is that in the duel, the fight is to the death (Note: simulation of "death").
Tournaments will be planned between two parties a challenger known as the appellant [ 2 ] and a defender known as the defendant [ 3 ].
This is an attempt to simulate the medieval "jousts of war" in which the tournaments were held during wartime or in the border areas between regions who were not on friendly terms, however, even during these "jousts of war", it was not the express goal of the combatants to kill the opponent.
www.aemma.org /misc/medievalTournament.htm   (9207 words)

Medieval knights, when they weren't busy enganging in battles or protecting the interests of their lord, wanted to keep their skills honed, and often challenged rival knights to tournaments.
The first tournaments were mock battles that had more in common with military training than they did as a spectator sport.
Most medieval weapons could have been used at some point in the competition, from battle-axes and maces to daggers and fists.
www.medieval-life.net /tournaments.htm   (191 words)

 Croatia; Medieval Fests: Archers tournament of Rab
In medieval times these were the most important celebrations that lasted for a whole week.The revived games are now held on May 9th, June 25th (Croatian state holiday) and July 27th after the 3 days festival for St. Christopher's day, while a grand procession takes place on Assumption Day (August 15th).
Now days the Rab's tournament Games are held as replica of the times ago, in remembrance of an occasion in the Middle Ages, when the cross-bow played an important role in defending the town during the siege, together with the patrons protection..
with ladies, gentleness, medieval guards with prisoners, knights...The festival culminates with the parade and the crossbow archers tournament on the St. Christopher's square and the fireworks.
www.kristofor.hr /english-archers.html   (777 words)

 Kipper (medieval tournament) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In medieval tournaments a kipper is a person employed by a knight, usually a vassal of the knight such as a slave, serf or peasant.
In the early days of tournament fighting it was not much different from open warfare, with few rules and none of the pomp and ceremony of the later tournaments.
In this chaotic mêlée, kippers were the foot soldiers as far as collecting the spoils of combat (tournament), but it was not their stated function or intention to actually participate in the tournament fighting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kipper_(medieval_tournament)   (284 words)

 Knights and Chivalry in Medieval England (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Imported from France in the 12th century, tournaments were an essential part of military and social life.
Lances and swords were blunted, but tournaments were a place where reputations were made, so the fighting was hard and dangerous.
Prizes were given to the winners, and some knights, such as the famous William Marshall, made their fortunes on the tournament circuit, much as a modern rodeo rider might in the American West.
www.britainexpress.com.cob-web.org:8888 /History/Knights_and_Fights.htm   (469 words)

 Medieval Manor Farm
The tournament is a living history festival that aims to promote an understanding of the life and times of the Middle Ages while providing an exciting spectacle.
The Abbey Tournament is now the largest medieval festival in Australia, and attracts crowds of more than 12,000 a day with over 1000 re-enactors, street performers, arts and craft workers and stall-holders, plus auxiliary staff, traffic controllers, parkers and security personnel.
The medieval re-enactment clubs and associations who participate in the Medieval Tournament have indicated their enthusiastic support and cooperation in this venture should the land be made available.
www.abbeymuseum.asn.au /medieval_manor_farm.htm   (1231 words)

The Abbey Museum's Medieval Tournament is famous throughout Australia and this year thousands of people will come to enjoy the exciting spectacle of knights and their ladies re-enacting the golden age of chivalry.
Tournament proceeds are to be used for the construction of a building to house the Abbey Museum's medival manuscript collection.
The 17th Medieval Tournament shall be held on the 8th and 9th of July in the Year of Our Lord 2006.
www.renaissancefestival.com /viewEvent.asp?eventID=344   (197 words)

 Knights of the Northern Realm - Tournament
Before the tournament begins our Cryer will receive a pledge from all of the knights to fight with honour and chivalry.
The knights will be clad in historical plate, leather and mail armour from the 14th century (Transitional period) as they meet in combat with broad swords, long swords, axes, morning stars, maces, daggers, and shields.
The grand feast is created by Soup Stone Catering and Bistro and features recipes from the 14-15 centuries, live entertainment, medieval dancing, era music and a bar with ale, cider, mead and wine.
www.knightsofthenorth.ca /tournament   (349 words)

 Medieval Times: Orlando dinner theater, Disney area Medieval Times, Central Florida family entertainment, family shows ...
About Us Medieval Times is more than a dinner attraction – it’s a window in time where the glory, chivalry, valor and honor of old burst to life in thrilling authentic tournament action.
The experience culminates in an authentic jousting tournament and sword fighting between the six brave knights of the realm.
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is the perfect place to hold your next conference or meeting.
adventuresinflorida.net /MedievalTimes.htm   (734 words)

 Medieval Warfare / Knights / Jousting / Tournament
Knights wearing full plate armor were relegated to jousting in the 15th century and we can therefore date the period of these tournament prints.
In the 15th century, the tournament merged with the pageant to create a large scale entertainment that incorporated elaborate masques that referenced both classical Greek myths and pre-Christian ritual.
Dueling, parades and pageants became part of the tournament which was now a pure entertainment.
www.ahrtp.com /MedievalWarfareOnLine/index_5.htm   (645 words)

 Medieval Times Dinner Tournament Discount Tickets
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is an adventure unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
During each live performance at Medieval Times, guests of our castle enjoy an authentic medieval feast while brave knights on horseback do battle to the death.
Our Medieval Times Dinner Show tickets are valid for use at their Kissimmee, FL location only.
www.mapleleaftickets.com /medieval_times_dinner_show_tickets.htm   (221 words)

 Welcome 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
he Abbey Tournament is the largest and most authentic medieval festival in Australia; a week of festivities culminating in two days of enthralling pageantry, music, dance, arts and crafts and breath-taking displays of knightly prowess.
The Tournament spans a thousand years from the Dark Ages of Europe to the Byzantine courts and on to the High Middle Ages or the flamboyant world of the Turkish Janissaries; from bewitching gypsy dance troupes to the ferocious Vikings.
The breath-taking pageantry of the Joust, when armoured knights on their warhorses compete for the favours of beautiful ladies; the courage and skill of knights in melees or single combats; the spectacular Grand Parade with over 500 re-enactors massed outside the castle; educational talks and fabulous arts and crafts.
www.abbeytournament.com   (384 words)

 Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Dinner Show Photo Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
During the tournament games, a victorious knight presents the gift of a flower to a noble lady in his pavillion.
A knight wields lance and shield in preparation for the tournament royale.
Competition is heated as the six brave Knights of the Realm vie in a colorful tournament for the lead in the flag toss, ring pierce and javelin thrown - games of skill designed to hone a Knight's abilities in battle.
www.orlandotravel.com /medieval-times-photo-gallery.html   (429 words)

 Tournament (medieval) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Tournament (medieval) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
There, amid much noise and excitement, knights could show off their courage and their skill in the use of...
Jousting, sport of attempting to knock an opponent off a horse with a lance, the main event of medieval tournaments.
encarta.msn.com /Tournament_(medieval).html   (127 words)

 Medieval Tournament Project - History for Kids!
Tournaments were a common form of entertainment for rich people in the Middle Ages.
A group of knights came together at the castle of some powerful duke or king, and they would spend the day fighting each other for prizes, sometimes one against one, and sometimes in teams.
Or you might decide to have a non-competitive event, where you all try to pop the balloons together, rather than having teams – and discuss whether we are less interested in competition today than the men of the Middle Ages were.
www.historyforkids.org /crafts/medieval/tournament.htm   (303 words)

 Medieval Tournament Prizes
I think it would be useful for those who hold tournaments in these times to know what sort of prizes were commonly given at the tournaments of the Middle Ages.
Even the helmets frequently given as prizes in Italian tournaments (Piero de' Medici kept four in his bedroom) were primarily vehicles for elaborate and expensive crests.
Fortunately, reproductions of medieval jewelry, available through the various museum catalogs and from the merchants and artisans of the Society, are often quite reasonably priced.
mqh.cit.cornell.edu /~mqh/st-mikes/prizes.html   (702 words)

 King René's Tournament Book Home Page
The text, known as the traictié de la forme et devis d'ung tournoy, was written circa 1460 by René of Anjou, King of Jerusalem and Sicily.
The tournament book describes a style of tournament which René says he has adapted from the ancient customs of France and other countries.
Although René describes this tournament in vivid detail, we do not know if such a tournament was ever held in the fifteenth century.
www.princeton.edu /~ezb/rene/renehome.html   (310 words)

 Book of the Tournament
Among medieval re-enactors, Brian Price's "The Book of the Tournament" is considered a classic.
First published in 1991, it instructs the modern tournament fighter in decorum on the field of honor, the ideals of knighthood, and how to appear in the armor and costume appropriate to medieval tournaments.
This revised edition adds new material relating to the growing Western Martial Arts (WMA) movement, bringing the medieval tournament and its ideals to a whole new group of students of the sword.
www.chivalrybookshelf.com /titles/bot/bot.htm   (194 words)

 Amazon.com: The Medieval Tournament: Books: R. Coltman Clephan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For anyone seeking to understand the forms and function of the Medieval tournament Clephan's book is considered to be a standard reference.
First published under the auspices of the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London in 1919, this text makes extensive use of primary sources: books of rules of the list, descriptions of the pageantry and spectacles involved in specific tourneys, the training of knights, and letters detailing the planning of such events.
Clephan draws on both French and English sources and explains the development of the tournament from the eleventh century through the sixteenth, not only translating and interpreting the primary sources but offering commentary on the how the knightly ideal was shaped by and in turn shaped such popular entertainments.
www.amazon.com /Medieval-Tournament-R-Coltman-Clephan/dp/0486286207   (827 words)

 Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Dinner Show in Orlando Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is an adventure unlike anything you have ever experienced before or will ever experience again.
During each live performance, guests of our castle enjoy an authentic medieval feast while valiant knights on horseback do battle to the death.
While the sumptuous Medieval Times feast is being served, the legend of a kingdom threatened by treachery but intimately strengthened by courage unfolds in the Grand Ceremonial Arena.
www.orlandotravel.com /medieval.html   (328 words)

 Knight Jousting Tournament - Medieval Tapestries & Decor
It depicts two knights battling in a medieval jousting tournament.
This is a well-made, durable tapestry that you will be proud to display in your home.
Medieval Lists is available in 2 sizes for you to choose from.
www.a2armory.com /meknjotometa.html   (106 words)

 Medieval Tournaments Film Guide
This jousting tournament was in honor of King Henry VIII’s son, and none other than King Henry himself took part in the dangerous sport.
19) Anthony de la Roche (the Bastard of Burgundy) and other in the later Middle Ages dressed rather curiously in some tournaments.
22) As the knights and ladies enter the Tournament, who is chained to whom as they enter?
www2.una.edu /dburton/medieval_tournaments_film_guide.htm   (501 words)

 A Medieval Tournament
Today, you are going to learn about medieval tournaments and fairs.
  Tournaments were celebration times for all the people in the area.
  In closing this unit on the middle ages, today you will learn about tournaments, and create your own portfolio of the work you’ve done over the course of this unit.
academics.uww.edu /cni/webquest/Fall02/medieval/AMedievalTournament.htm   (202 words)

 Abbey Tournament - a Medieval Experience
Special Free Tournament bus meets train at Caboolture.
Medieval Banquet Saturday 1st July at 18:00:00 Tickets - AU$70.00 Medieval Masque Ball Saturday 8th July at 19:30:00 Tickets AU$12.00 Medieval Festival Week includes lunch time concerts in Caboolture Town Square, Childrens Medieval activity day, Hobby horse, Dancing and Masque making workshops.
If we have helped you, please consider sending a little bit to help us.
www.faires.com /EventRecord.php?Id=245   (268 words)

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